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Trump Honoring American World War I Fallen in France

We do not forget our fallen heroes!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Trump Honored American War Dead in France

We do not forget their sacrifice!


Excerpt of remarks delivered on November 11, 2018 at Suresnes American Cemetery in Paris, France:
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Exactly 100 years ago today, on November 11th, 1918, World War I came to an end. Thank God. It was a brutal war. Millions of American, French, and Allied troops had fought with the extraordinary skill and valor in one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history.

We are gathered together, at this hallowed resting place, to pay tribute to the brave Americans who gave their last breath in that mighty struggle.
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On this day, in the year 1918, church bells rang, families embraced, and celebrations, as you know, filled the streets like never before, in towns throughout Europe and the United States.

But victory had come at a terrible cost. Among the Allied Forces, more than one million French soldiers and 116,000 American service members had been killed by the war’s end. Millions more were wounded. Countless would come home bearing the lasting scars of trench warfare and the grisly horrors of chemical weapons.

During the final battle of the war, over 26,000 Americans lost their lives and more than 95,000 were wounded. It was the single deadliest battle in United States history. Thank of that — 26,000 Americans lost their lives in a battle.

Here on the revered grounds of Suresnes American Cemetery lie more than 1,500 U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War. Among those buried here are legendary Marines who fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood.

In that treacherous forest and the surrounding fields, American Marines, soldiers, and Allied Forces fought — and they fought through hell — to turn the tide of the war. And that’s what they did — they turned the tide of the war.

It was in that battle that our Marines earned the nickname “Devil Dogs,” arising from the German description of their ferocious fighting spirit. John Kelly knows that name, “Devil Dogs,” very well, John. Right?
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Each of these marble crosses and Stars of David marks the life of an American warrior — great, great warriors they are — who gave everything for family, country, God, and freedom. Through rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar, they held the line, and pushed onward to victory — it was a great, great victory; costly victory but a great victory — never knowing if they would ever again see their families or ever again hold their loved ones.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Here We Go Again: Dems Try to Steal TWO More Florida Elections. Suddenly Finding Ballots in Broward County as if by Magic!

Time to stop this nonsense and hold the elected officials responsible!

Florida Governor Rick Scott was declared the winner in the election for U.S. Senate Tuesday night.  But that didn't stop election officials in Democrat controlled Broward County (Fort Lauderdale).  They suddenly started finding ballots that they claim had not been counted.

Apparently, Broward is one of the only county in Florida that was unable to complete it's election tally Tuesday evening. Even counties devastated by Hurricane Michael were able to complete the task. But the real concern is that fraud is occurring.

How is it that tens of thousands of votes should magically appear and all to benefit the Democrats? 




Brenda Snipes, the Broward County Elections Supervisor has violated election law and practices on multiple occasions.
Florida Governor Rick Scott put out the following statement:
Late Tuesday night, our win was projected to be around 57,000 votes.

By Wednesday morning, that lead dropped to 38,000.

By Wednesday evening, it was around 30,000.

This morning, it was around 21,000.

Now, it is 15,000.

On election night, Broward County said there were 634,000 votes cast.

At 1 am today, there were 695,700 ballots cast on election day.

At 2:30 pm today, the number was up to 707,223 ballots cast on election day.

And we just learned, that the number has increased to 712,840 ballots cast on election day.

In Palm Beach County, there are 15,000 new votes found since election night.

So – It has been over 48 hours since the polls closed and Broward and Palm Beach Counties are still finding and counting ballots – and the Supervisors – Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher (BOOKER) – cannot seem to say how many ballots still exist or where these ballots came from, or where they have been.
In Broward Snipes previously prevented a complete recount by destroying ballots. On Friday a judge ordered Snipes to allow inspections of all ballots. Whether she complies or not remains to be seen. Florida law enforcement has also been alerted. Let's hope this time they actually DO LOCK HER UP!

The same kind of funny business is going on in Arizona where magically the Democrat Sinema has pulled ahead of the war hero McSally in the senate race. Meanwhile, signatures on ballots DO NOT MATCH. Democrats up to their old tricks. Time to put a stop to it!

Left Wing Fascist Wage War on Media w/ Home Invasion of Fox News Host Tucker Carlson

Certainly not the return to civility Hillary Clinton promised if Dems won and she hasn't said a word about this!

CNN and the usual gang of Trump haters went into another fit of hysteria after CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta was temporarily banned from the White House after he physically pushed against a female White House staffer attempting to retrieve the microphone at a press conference with the President on Wednesday. Acosta had already asked several questions and refused to sit down and hand over the microphone when he pushed the young staffer.  People have been fired for less but that's only if they are Republicans.

But I can't find one of those so concerned with Trump's attitude towards the media who found anything like that level of concern when a left wing fascist mob went to the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday evening and attempted to batter down the door.

Tucker Carlson has four young children at home!
No, the results of the November election did NOT satisfy the left and these fascists prove it. When Van Jones called for a "blue war" these Hitler youth took up the call. You would think that the cringing snowflakes so concerned for the treatment of media would be the first to put these left wing fascists in their place. But all we get is silence. Like the white powder attack on the wife of Donald Trump Jr., they probably think Carlson is just "getting what you deserve." This is the unchecked incivility from the left that is leading to violence and it has nothing to do with Trump!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Despite House Loss Midterm Election Result Makes Trump Stronger

With stronger position in the Senate he can govern despite loss of the House and in a good position for re-election!



Here's the bad news. Republicans lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. With the final tally not yet completed it appears that the number of seats will be in line with the midterm average for losses of the party that controls the White House. Approximately a 35 seat loss is far below the 63 seats Democrats lost in Obama's first midterm election in 2010.

Notice what did NOT happen last night:


Handing control of the House to rabidly partisan and radical left wing Democrats is bad news for America. It means the campaign of hate and division which Democrats launched to undermine Trump's presidency will continue on steroids for the next two years. As bad as that is there are plenty of more hopeful signs.

Significant gains in the U.S. Senate for GOP

President Trump worked very hard the last month of the campaign to campaign in states for GOP candidates to unseat vulnerable Democrats. While the GOP didn't win every contest, they did make significant gains in the U.S. Senate. With two races yet to be determined the GOP will likely pick up three or four seats. It's important to note that every Democrat senator up for re-election in a state Trump won in 2016 and who voted against confirming Justice Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was defeated.

Not only do these pickups bring new stars like 38 year old Josh Hawley in Missouri (watch this guy, he'll have a great future) but more GOP senators from conservative states will make it far easier for Trump to confirm more conservative judges and cabinet appointments in the years ahead. A stronger and more conservative U.S. Senate will also be the firewall of Democracy and a check and balance on the House's new radical leadership.

Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan summed it up perfectly:
Dems Florida Disaster

Another ominous sign for Democrats after Tuesday is their total wipeout in the key state of Florida. With conservative Ron DeSantis winning the governor's race against a socialist radical Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, and Rick Scott, the state's current governor winning a razor thin margin over long time Democrat Senator Bill Nelson, there is not one Democrat who holds a statewide elected office in Florida.

This has big implications for Trump's re-election in 2020 where the President will benefit from GOP control. A direct benefit will be that DeSantis will now be able to replace the progressives on the state's supreme court. Readers may recall it was this court which kept the unfair ballot recount during the 2000 presidential election going. As Obama was fond of saying: "elections have consequences." In Florida the former President tried very hard to support both Gillum and Nelson. Time for those consequences Mr. O!

Democrats made the mistake of dividing Florida voters on race. Failed challenger Gillum (who is black) answered every criticism by accusing his opponent of being a racist. It backfired big time with white voters coming out in droves.

Trump campaigned very hard in Florida and he'll have strong allies in DeSantis and Scott. Florida looks good for Trump's re-elect in 2020.

In Ohio, another key 2020 state, Trump helped Mike DeWine win the governor's office. Unlike Kasich who did nothing to help Trump, we might expect more from Mike.

Bye Bye Beto

In Texas, Robert Frances O'Rourke who tried to portray himself as an Hispanic by calling himself "Beto" massively outspent GOP Senator Ted Cruz, who is actually Hispanic. With over $59 million to Cruz's $33 million Robert Francis put on a good show but was defeated by 2.6%. It's likely we haven't seen the last of Robert Frances as the left wing media has dubbed him a star (we don't expect them to give Sen-elect Josh Hawley (R-MO) the same treatment and Hawley actually won). Robert Frances may have a few million left in the bank and may show up on the campaign trail. Democrats have to ask themselves: do we really need another white Irish guy running for president?

Bye Bye Barack


Heavily armed Black Panthers supporting radical candidate Stacey Abrams in failed Georgia gubernatorial bid.  Want to know where the hate in politics is coming from? 

Mentioned above was Obama campaigning for failed candidates in Florida. The former President was reduced to screaming and yelling in the Sunshine State while railing against Trump. He took that roadshow to Georgia also where he helped radical Stacey Abrams, famous for the support she drew from Black Panthers armed with assault rifles, go down in flames. Once again, the politics of racial divide, hate and hysteria failed!

UK columnist Piers Morgan writing in the Daily Mail summed up the problem for Dems:
If this blue puddle is the best the Democrats can achieve after two years of celebrity-fueled screaming, then they need a better plan for 2020 or Trump will drown them.

A Star is Born. Senator-Elect Josh Hawley Defines New Message for America: Defending a "Heartland" Way of Life

This message can win in most of the country where American values are still cherished!

If Josh Hawley (R-MO) were a Democrat he would be hailed by the media and feted by Hollywood celebrities. He's everything Democrats want in a candidate. Young, attractive and well spoken.  If he were a Democrat he would be instantly hailed as a potential 2020 presidential candidate. But because he's a Republican he won't get star treatment anywhere.  No doubt he may even get his own taste of the vicious, hate-filled harassment that has greeted other GOP officials.

But Hawley has a message that won't be silenced just because of media and celebrity derision.  His victory speech Tuesday night laid out a program for restoring American values to our political system:


HAWLEY: THIS HAS BEEN ABOUT OUR WAY OF LIFE, THE HEARTLAND WAY OF LIFE. IT HAS BEEN ABOUT THE WAY OF LIFE THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY. THE WAY OF LIFE THAT SUSTAINED THIS STATE. THE WAY OF LIFE BUILT AROUND OUR CHURCHES, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, AND OUR SCHOOLS. I SAID THIS WAS ABOUT DEFENDING OUR WAY OF LIFE, RENEWING IT FOR A NEW DAY. IT IS NOT THE PAST, IT IS THE FUTURE. IT DOESN'T REPRESENT SOMETHING GONE FOREVER. IT REPRESENTS THE BEST OF AMERICA. TONIGHT, THE PEOPLE OF MISSOURI SET OUR VALUES ARE GOING TO RENEW THIS COUNTRY. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE ABOUT, THAT IS WHAT WE ARE FOR, THAT IS WHAT THIS RACE HAS BEEN FOR.
Hawley's defeat of McCaskill was made possible by Democrats over the top opposition to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Every Democrat running in a red state that voted against Kavanaugh was defeated on Tuesday night. They paid a huge price for the circus of lies and hate they created. And one thing we know, they haven't learned that lesson!

Dem Declares "Blue War." Civility NOT Returning Despite Dems Big Win

No one is surprised!

Remember when Hillary Clinton declared that there would be no civility until Dems win?  Well, they won big by recapturing the U.S. House on Tuesday and they are still filled with anger and hate.

Take for example Van Jones. On CNN he's one of their reliable voices to stir up hate and racial division and winning the House didn't stop him from his usual shtick:
VAN JONES: This is heartbreaking. The hope has been that the antibodies would kick in, that this infestation of hate and division would draw a response from the American people and both political parties to say no, no more.

That does not seem to be happening tonight. It is not a blue wave, but it is still a blue war. We've got to continue to move the fight forward. I think that sense of helplessness that has really fueled a lot of this outrage and outpouring from Democrats may still be there tomorrow, even if we have the House.
Talking about "war" the same evening you win an election for the House?  And they say Trump rhetoric is too hot?



China Hacked House Elections on Dems Behalf: Where's the Special Prosecutor?

I have absolutely NO EVIDENCE to support this claim but I'm sure the same Dems who have NO EVIDENCE linking Trump to Russia will join me in demanding an investigation right?


Monday, November 05, 2018

There Should Be a Special Place in Hell for Dems Who Fake Hate Crimes to Blame Republicans. But That Would Require a Media That Actually Held Dems Accountable. Don't Hold Your Breath!

No longer just fake news. Now it's FAKE CRIMES!

After neo Nazi graffiti was found at a synagogue in New York City a planned political meeting at the site was canceled due to a perceived threat. No doubt the media was all set to run another series of stories blaming Trump.

Except it turns out that the person who scrawled "die Jew rats" and "Hitler" at the synagogue is an intern at New York's City Hall working on hate crimes issues.  Can the media blame Trump for that?  

This episode joins a growing list of hate crime hoaxes perpetrated by those on the left who seek to blame Republicans for hate.  It's just as despicable as the women who falsely claimed that Justice Brett Kavanaugh raped them!

If you are tired of the racebaiting. Tired of the hate. Tired of the LIES, then vote Republican and teach these monsters a lesson!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Will Lightning Strike Twice for Trump? Midterm Election Looms

Expect surprises!

30 years ago in October 1988 President Reagan stands in front of the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green Ohio after Michael, on the staff of the White House Political Office recommended a  campaign trip to his hometown in Bowling Green, Ohio. Photo by Mike's America.
I've often recounted being a guest analyst on a Savannah, Georgia radio station the day before the presidential election in 2016.  At that time I supported the conventional wisdom that predicted a Hillary win.  It didn't work out that way when a massive red wave, that had previously overwhelmed Democrats in congressional elections overturned all the rules in the presidential contest.

Are we about to see history repeat itself or some new variation? Congressional elections in the United States take place on Tuesday November 6th. At stake is control of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The seats at stake are local and state races but the contest has been nationalized with the Trump factor. 

The President has been travelling the country imploring his base to vote.  Massive rallies that dwarf anything Obama or Hillary could aspire to show that support for Trump remains strong.  But history shows that President's usually suffer loses for their party in the elections that occur between presidential terms. Hence, the appellation "midterm" election.

Democrats also want to make the election all about Trump. Their base, motivated by hate and anger for Trump has burned at white hot levels since Trump's election.  There is no denying that they are energized this election cycle. 

There was concern about Republican enthusiasm earlier this fall until the spectacle of angry mobs shrieking in the U.S. Senate and Dem's attempts to stop the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court  by making baseless sensational claims that Kavanaugh was a serial rapist in high school. Republican voters in early September were considered "complacent."  After Kavanaugh, no more.

Trump capitalized on the Kavanaugh kaos and at rallies his supporters hold signs with the simple message offering voters a choice "Mobs or Jobs."  There is also no denying that Trump's policies have sparked a miraculous economic revival in less than two short years. Lowest unemployment in history. Gains for all sectors of society. Do voters really want to turn back that clock?

House: conventional wisdom says it's lost

Taking historical and other factors into account the conventional wisdom says that Democrats win the 23 seats they need to take back the House.  That would hand Rep. Nancy Pelosi the Speaker's gavel for a second time.  A local candidate in the heavily Republican district in South Carolina where I live promises he will put people before party but everyone knows he along with other Dems running to unseat Republicans will vote for Pelosi despite their campaign pledges. Democrats don't seem to mind when their candidates lie to them.

How well Dems do depends on voter turnout.  They hope for a "blue wave" of angry Dems. They fear a "red wave" of Trump supporters. We won't know which way things go until Tuesday evening.

Senate: GOP to dominate. But how much?

While we do not know the likely final outcome in the House we do have a better idea about the Senate.  Republicans control the upper chamber with a current 51-49 margin. That's a razor thin majority which has led to compromises on Trump's agenda.  Republican gains would mean a clearer path for the Trump agenda and that's the likely outcome in races where the one third of Senate seats up for re-election this cycle are in more Trump friendly states.

Here's the chart from Real Clear Politics. Visit their interactive map to monitor polling in individual races. Pay close attention to the states in gray. Those are too close to call.

Here are the closest races:
Top Senate RacesRCP Average
FloridaNelson (D) +2.0Trending Down
MissouriHawley (R) +2.0
ArizonaSinema (D) +1.0Trending Up
NevadaHeller (R) +2.0
MontanaTester (D) +4.2Trending Down
IndianaBraun (R) +0.5
TennesseeBlackburn (R) +6.2Trending Down
New JerseyMenendez (D) +6.5
TexasCruz (R) +7.2Trending Up
MichiganStabenow (D) +9.7
MinnesotaSmith (D) +9.5
North DakotaCramer (R) +12.3Trending Down
West VirginiaManchin (D) +12.0

Conventional wisdom suggests a GOP pickup of at least two seats but more are possible depending on a red wave. I'd be happy with three and jumping up and down for four or more.  Both Nevada and Arizona are seats currently held by Republicans though in Arizona, there is no incumbent as Sen. Jeff Flake is retiring after GOP voters threatened to unseat him in the primary. 

I expect the GOP will retain Nevada and also win in MissouriIndiana and North Dakota. It's difficult to believe that Arizona voters will hand that seat to the hard left Sinema who protested the Afghanistan war in a pink tutu against Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot who actually fought in that war.

Florida is also on the razor's edge as usual. Montana is also very close. Trump will be campaigning in both states in the final days.  There is also Democrat weakness in New Jersey where Dem. Robert Menendez barely escaped conviction for corruption in a scandal that involved underage prostitutes.

In a red wave, Democrats could also kiss seats in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan goodbye.  We shall see.

Implications

A Democrat takeover in the House would mean unending investigations of Trump. But with what result? We've already had two years of investigations and a Special Prosecutor who is speculated to be preparing a report that fails to condemn Trump.  That won't stop crazy Dems from demanding impeachment which they deny is their goal. But they can hamstring the Trump agenda.

A more solidly Republican Senate would blunt empowered Trump haters in the House. But without the House, advancing the Trump agenda would be in stalemate and the economy would likely suffer. Dems would then blame that on Trump before the 2020 elections.

If Dems win the House and the GOP is stronger in the Senate it will mean two more years of obstruction, hate and anger.  That situation might only be resolved in the 2020 election where Trump will likely be re-elected. If the House then flips back to GOP control America can move forward again.

Well off White Liberals Are Gentrifying Democrat Party and Alienating Minority Base and Blue Collar Voters #walkaway #blexit

Keep it up.  These folks won't be on the Dem Plantation much longer!

If thousands of people who formerly supported the GOP held a march in Washington you can bet CNN and MSNBC would be doing minute by minute coverage.  When former liberals from the #walkaway movement did just that on Tuesday I defy you to find much reporting, if any, on that event.

#Walkaway recovering liberals march in Washington, DC Tuesday. No longer on the Dem Plantation!
Meanwhile, the #BLEXIT movement to free blacks from the Democrat Plantation is picking up steam.  Why you ask?  Sudden converts to Trumpism?  Perhaps, but then more to do with the hard left tilt of the Democrat Party and it's takeover by rich white liberals.

For more, see this column in Politico by David Freedlander:
The Democrats’ Culture Divide
Energized progressives are thrilled with their momentum in the Trump era. But the party’s blue-collar base might not want what the new left is delivering.
Politico Magazine
By DAVID FREEDLANDER November/December 2018

New York's 14th Congressional District is more than 70 percent people of color, and 50 percent Hispanic. Ocasio-Cortez, who was born in the Bronx to a Puerto Rican mother, fit the district’s changing demographics, and neatly fit a larger narrative of a national Democratic Party in which increasing progressivism and diversity go hand and hand.

But a closer examination of the data tells a different story. Ocasio-Cortez’s best precincts were places like the neighborhood where Bonthius and his friends live: highly educated, whiter and richer than the district as a whole. In those neighborhoods, Ocasio-Cortez clobbered Crowley by 70 percent or more. Crowley’s best precincts, meanwhile, were the working-class African-American enclave of LeFrak City, where he got more than 60 percent of the vote, and portions of heavily Hispanic Corona. He pulled some of his best numbers in Ocasio-Cortez’s heavily Latino and African-American neighborhood of Parkchester, in the Bronx—beating her by more than 25 points on her home turf.

Ocasio-Cortez, the young Latina who proudly identifies as a democratic socialist, hadn’t been all but vaulted into Congress by the party’s diversity, or a blue-collar base looking to even the playing field. She won because she had galvanized the college-educated gentrifiers who are displacing those people. “It was the Bernie Bros,” one top Crowley adviser said as he surveyed the wreckage the day after the election. “They killed us.”

“He didn’t lose. New York lost,” says Moin Choudhury, a Bangladeshi immigrant and the president of a local political club, who credits Crowley for intervening several years ago to get a client of his out of immigration detention. “To have somebody in that position, a big leader in Congress, maybe a speaker who could represent us in Congress, to lose in that moment—New York lost. I don’t know what is going to happen next.”

What really changed in Queens, and what does it mean for the Democratic Party? The scenario has played out over and over again in the months since Trump was elected, and suggests a rift that the party has yet to grapple with publicly. Energized liberals, largely college-educated or beyond, have been voting in a new breed of activist Democrat—and voting out more established candidates with strong support among the party’s largely minority, immigrant, Hispanic, African-American and non-college-educated base.
Uncle Toms

Freedlander cites other examples across the country were minority candidates and leading Democrats with good records in the minority community have been pushed aside by new faces that are directly beholden to well off white liberals and not the minority community that they seek to represent.
As the party’s attention turns to the presidential nominating season, one of its biggest challenges will be navigating this culture war in its own ranks. The energy at the moment is with the liberal wing, centered around cities and college towns and on the coasts, its members mostly white and college-educated and far to the left on social and cultural issues compared with the rest of the party. But its voting majority is still more blue-collar and diverse, many of whom favor an incremental approach on social issues and who are more interested in preserving the clout of longtime powers like Crowley and Capuano than in notching symbolic victories for the “resistance.”
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But there remains another possibility: that the split will prove to be more fundamental, that the party’s diverse base and its growing share of college-educated voters don’t have the same values or the same amount at stake—and that as Americans increasingly self-segregate, and even left-leaning elites close the gates of privilege behind them, that the party's wings will drift too far apart to unite behind anyone.
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It can be hard to find Democrats who are willing to speak openly about these matters, cutting as they do among the fault lines of race and class. “For people on the left, the fact that black and Hispanic voters aren’t with them on everything is a huge source of embarrassment," said one social scientist, who asked to not be named in order to wade freely into the fraught territory of race and class in America.
As Democrats continue to go so far left and riding on the hate Trump crazy train it means that efforts to find a new way, one which will benefit Republicans becomes more and more viable. Long may it continue!

Marc Thiessen: Left Wing Hate Long Predates Trump. Time to Hold THEM Accountable?

And the left's thirst for political violence is nothing new either!

With both the Pittsburgh shooting and would be mail bomber the media and Democrats IMMEDIATELY blamed Trump. But don't you dare hold Democrats accountable for their rhetoric when left wing violence rears its head.

A column today by Marc Thiessen:
Our descent into vitriol began long before Trump – and Democrats are culpable too

WASHINGTON — After a deranged Democrat living in his van nearly assassinated Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.), firing more than 70 rounds at House Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D., Calif.) declared it "outrageous" that anyone would blame Democrats' rhetoric for inspiring the shooter. "How dare they say such a thing!" Pelosi thundered. Never mind that the shooter echoed Democratic vitriol against the president, ranting on Facebook that "Trump is Guilty & Should Go to Prison for Treason" and that "Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co."

Now Democrats are doing exactly what they condemned, blaming President Trump's divisive rhetoric for the recent spate of mail bomb attacks and the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The truth is they ceded the moral high ground years ago. Our descent into vitriol began long before Trump — and Democrats and their allies are as culpable as the president.
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When Trump took office, Democrats abandoned their role as the "opposition" and declared themselves "the resistance." Look up "resistance" in the Oxford dictionary and you'll see the definition "the use of force or violence to oppose someone or something." William E. Scheuerman, professor of political science at Indiana University, notes the word resistance "first surfaces in debates about tyrannicide, the violent removal from power of misbehaving kings who usurp authority not properly belonging to them." Scalise would have been forgiven for pointing out that his would-be assassin took Democrats' calls to "resistance" literally.

More recently, some Democrats were peddling unfounded accusations that Brett M. Kavanaugh participated in gang rapes in an effort to destroy the Supreme Court nominee. Clinton defended smashmouth tactics, declaring that "you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for."

None of this excuses Trump's rhetoric, but it does make his Democratic accusers hypocrites. When you traffic for decades in hateful, violent political rhetoric, you have lost the moral authority to effectively condemn others for doing so. Indeed, Democrats arguably bear much of the blame for creating Trump. One of the reasons voters rallied behind Trump is precisely because, after years of seeing their standard-bearers act like punching bags, Trump presented himself as a counterpuncher who isn't afraid to fight back and give as good as he gets. The results are ugly. Trump is wrong to call the media the "enemy of the people" and to celebrate a congressman body-slamming a reporter, and the host of other terrible things he has said. But Democrats were dragging us into the political gutter long before Trump came along. If they think Americans elected a Frankenstein's monster, they are Dr. Frankenstein.
Thiessen includes a number of examples of violent Democrat rhetoric. Frankly, the list was way too short. Those with long experience can recall the hate directed at Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush. When it comes to hate, the left can't help itself. And they are NEVER held accountable!
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